Jackson's Jig (6)

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X:1 T:Jackson's Jigg [6] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:O'Farrell - Pocket Companion, vol. III (c. 1808) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A/B/c/ | dAF FAF | dAF F2F | dAF FAF | AFE E2F | dAF FAF | dAF F2d | cBA BAF | AFE E2 :| |: c/d/ | ecA cBA | ecA A2f | ecA c2B | AFE E2 c/d/ | ecA cBA | ecA A2d | cBA BAF | AFE E2 :| |: F | dFd FdF | dAF F2F | dFd FdF | AFE E2f | dFd FdF | dAF F2d | cBA BAF | AFE E2 :||



JACKSON'S JIG [6]. AKA and see "Housemaid (2) (The)," "Jackson's Stranger (1)," "Jig (45)," "Larry the Beer Drinker." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. George Petrie collected and printed the tune as "Housemaid (2) (The)," a member of a family that includes ""Jackson's Stranger (1)" and "Larry the Beer Drinker." Aird's "Miss Murray’s Jig", a minor version, may be a precursor. See also the related "Geese in the Bog (1)" family of tunes, to which also belong the 'Jackson' named tunes "Jackson's Coola," "Jackson's Walk to Limerick" and "Jackson's Trip to Limerick."

The tune appears in County Cork Church of Ireland cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman's fourth volume (p. 2) of his mid-19th century music manuscript collection in a section of tunes attributed to 18th century composer Walker 'Piper' Jackson. See also County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier's version as an untitled jig (see "Jig (45)") in Book 3 of his c. 1883 music manuscript collection.


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Printed sources : - Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 81, p. 20. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. III), c. 1808; pp. 14-15.






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